August 02, 2008

Wicked Easy Produce Bag

Like the idea of making produce bags to reduce your plastic bag consumption, but are new to crochet? Don't enjoy or know how to crochet in the round? Well this bag couldn't be easier. Hence the name "Wicked Easy Produce Bag". It is just a rectangle folded in half and stitched together.

Here's mine -->

To make: I used size 10 thread and a size E hook. This makes the stitches loose, and therefore stretchy.

Crochet a chain about 16-17 inches long.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. *Ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch* across. Ch 4 and turn.
Row 2 and beyond: Dc in first dc, *ch1, dc in next dc* across. Ch 4 and turn.

Repeat until rectangle measures about 10 inches high. On last row do not ch 4, but fold rectangle and sc the sides together, down the side and across the bottom, putting 2 sc in the spaces between stitches, 1 sc in the stitches and 5 sc in the corner. Fasten off, weave in the tail and you are almost done! Now cut a 20 inch piece of cotton or acrylic yarn and weave it through the dc at the top. Knot the ends for a drawstring. If you want a very strong drawstring you can make a chain or an i-cord of thread or yarn.

I'm working on another of these bags, this one is a slight variation. I'll post pics of it later.

1 comment:

me said...

Your bag is great! I am all about green.